it can be used for other projects.
What a great opportunity to make a proper Suikoden on home consoles.
I’m not feeling it, at all. I suppose some of the features are nice, but I have no actual use for any of them. The games didn’t really help matters, as I don’t know what to make of Remedy’s reveal, and teasing a ‘historic IP’ from Rare is downright depressing, all things considered. Overall, their approach seems like an extension of the last few years of the Xbox 360, which has left mine collecting dust.
Then there’s the bit about used games, which is pretty much a deal breaker. I’m not getting into consoles with retail games tied to accounts and the buying/selling of licenses to access them on different machines. That it’s even a ‘possible scenario’ really puts me off the One entirely, and PS4 as well if Sony decides to follow suit.
Phew. For a second there I was afraid Microsoft would do something that made me want the next Xbox. Unless it pulls another Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia or Blue Dragon, I’m betting I’ll be able to get by the coming generation with PS4, Wii U, PC and handhelds.
I just hope Sony doesn’t come out and announce a similar scheme for used games. They’ve done so well with the PS4 so far, it’d be a shame to spoil it like that.
I am so ready to see Versus XIII. It was the game I was most interested in way back when Fabula Nova Crystallis was announced and every time I managed to forget about it, Nomura would let a little detail slip, driving me nuts. The 2011 trailer got me hyped like no other thing in vidya, except maybe Metal Gear Solid 4.
I just hope it still resembles what was shown in that trailer, because the characters were my favorite Nomura designs since Final Fantasy VIII, which is also what Versus XIII’s modern, real world inspired setting reminded me of.
Probably shouldn’t be getting my hopes up, but I can’t help it. I was asked politely to be excited, after all.
Planning to pick White up before X and Y hit.
This is my first Pokemon since Crystal. I’m a bit rusty.
Entei was just kind of filler to be honest. I don’t have anything else really close to that level aside from a Lv37 Growlithe.
Next best is a Lv25 Sudowoodo, which would at least take some of the load off Kangaskhan during Karen’s fight. Right now Houndoom comes down to whether or not I can get a Focus Punch off before it beefs up its special attack and 1HKO everything in my party.
Oops, wrong window. This was supposed to go in the Pokemon thread.
Made it to the Elite Four in HeartGold, and I’m apparently underleveled. I’m also going to assume that my lineup is pretty terrible.
Things go smoothly up until Karen’s Houndoom, which requires a good bit of luck to beat, and then Lance with that pain in the ass Aerodactly and three Dragonites. Latter wouldn’t be a problem if I could just get an Avalanche off before they Outrage, which 1HKO pretty much everyone but Ho-Oh, but they’re pretty quick for looking like Barney’s orange flying cousins.
Unfortunately, grinding here is so much worse than in just about any other RPG I’ve played. Wild Pokemon are pretty weak and offer lousy EXP, and I’ve exhausted all of the trainers save for the odd rematch. The text heavy nature of the battle system also makes trying to power through those weak wild battles pretty tiresome.
I was so much better at Pokemon when I was 11. ;__;
and other Wii U titles
“Hey look guys, check this out, giant robots blowing stuff up, you love this kind of stuff right? Now shut up and buy our model kits”.
Pretty much how it went. Watched some Gundam Wing, got a HG Tallgeese II and not long after that I was on Gundam Shop and HLJ daily, racking up HG and MG from all sorts of series. I never got around to PGs, but my brother did Char’s Zaku II, Wing Zero Custom, RX-78-2 and Mk-II Titans. They were pretty goddamn awesome.
I sorta grew out of Wing though, and 08th MS Team isn’t as awesome as I remember it being, but Gouf Custom and Gouf Fight Type are still rad. I love 0080, 0083, MSG, Zeta and Unicorn. ZZ and G were okay, can’t stand Seed and Seed Destiny, and have never seen Victory, Turn A and 00.
Just pissed that I put off buying them all on DVD thinking I’d get around to it eventually, and now they’re all out of print and ridiculously pricey. Bah.
I got a strong Mass Effect vibe as well. I think it was all the lens flare that got me started, and I was seeing ME everywhere for the rest of the movie.
Well, Star Trek was pretty neat. I enjoyed Abrams’ original despite not really caring for the more action oriented direction, but Into Darkness really sold me on the idea of a different Star Trek.
That said, I hope the Star Wars sequels don’t get the same treatment. I’m much more attached to Star Wars than I am Trek, and not nearly as open to a wildly different reimagining, especially if the comparatively intellectual franchise is dragged so far into ‘mindless’ summer blockbuster territory.
It’s my second favorite Final Fantasy, but probably not. I have PSone and PC versions, and I doubt this is anything more than the latter optimized for modern hardware. In fact, I never saw a big enough difference between the two that I bothered installing/tweaking the PC version; ePSXe has always gotten the job done just fine.
Nope, haven’t plated Lost in Nightmares yet. Resident Evil 5 was mechanically solid, and a really fun game solo or co-op. My only real problem with it was the atmosphere (or lack of) and Africa as a setting.
My favorite Resident Evil since RE4, although it’s hardly classic RE. There’s still more than enough ammo for anyone with decent aim and some sections are all out action. Still, the setting/atmosphere for the most part is nice, occasionally tense or spooky. Story wasn’t bad either, at least by Capcom standards.
Double Dash is the only Mario Kart I’ve spent more than a few hours with, and could play without friends.
Easily my favorite racing game, although I’m not big on racing games in general.
I’ve been doing pretty well making wordy posts about things people aren’t particularly interested in.
You could try that.
True, but I played the original BioShock for the first time on Xbox 360 and don’t remember having any trouble. Same goes for pretty much any other console FPS. Here, I was disoriented and struggled with aiming regardless of stick sensitivity.
I think I’m just really rusty, or I’m going crazy. The latter sounds about right.
Bought a cheap Bluetooth dongle and installed some HDMI over CAT6 wall plates today. Finally, PC on my TV with a proper setup. No more fussing with streaming videos and music through consoles, playing PC games with controllers at a desk, etc.
Pretty nifty, except I just now learned TVs can’t do 5.1 passthrough from an HDMI source to optical. Puts my PC in the same pickle the Wii U is in – no surround sound until I break down and buy a receiver with HDMI. Oh well.
Anywho, Dark Souls on a TV is nice. Tried out BioShock Infinite with a PS3 controller and it’s nigh unplayable. I’m not sure if the PC version’s controller support is just wonky or if it’s because I haven’t played a console FPS in a couple of years, but it just felt off. So much for muscle memory.
Drakengard 2 was localized, but by Ubisoft. I’m worried Square will use their passing on Drakengard 2 and Nier’s lukewarm reception as an excuse to skip Drakengard 3, especially during all of this ‘restructuring’ business.
But, I’ll put my trust in your coffee.
Pretty pumped for Drakengard. Main character having her way with a sea of dudes would have me concerned if it were pretty much any other developer, but I’m pretty confident in Taro’s writing.
I’d like to think it’d be localized, but these days that’s just setting yourself up for disappointment. Yakuza 5… ;_;
Finally, a use for the PS3. Sony should’ve launched the console with cats.
A little teaser for my upcoming line of Pokemon merchandise featuring original art and commentary by yours truly.
Now watch Nintendo try to butt in on my profits. Guess they pretty much have to though, what with a doomed console and a stubborn refusal to port all of their games to iOS.
just find one of those handy, dandy save file creation tools to fiddle with the history of Shepard and go in with your choices set properly.
I didn’t even know those existed. Should save a lot of time, thanks.
Well, I caved. Made an Origin account and grabbed Mass Effect 3 from GamersGate. Mass Effect 2 pretty much killed any interest I had in Shepard’s story in the Mass Effect universe, but you can’t really go wrong for $7.
Now, do I replay the first two games (like the 10th time for the original) to build up a new save game, or just go with the default Shep?
Resident Evil: Revelations gets three new unlockable costumes, possibly more, on consoles and PC.
Sailor Chris and pirate Jill? I didn’t really need another excuse to buy this game again, but I’m not complaining. Keep it up, Capcom.
Ooh, I like that. Ciaran and Alvina. They don’t even sound strange to the non-vidya folk.
I got two 6-8 week old kittens yesterday from a girl at work. Wasn’t really planning on any new pets so soon, but she didn’t know what she was gonna do with ‘em. They probably would’ve ended up as barn cats, like the mother and third kitten from the litter that I couldn’t take (and feel pretty bad about).
No names yet, but considering their colors and the fact that the white one won’t move and inch without the black one, I really wanna name ‘em Artorias and Sif. They’re both girls though, and cats. So, now I’m thinking Ciaran for the black one. We’ll see. Never been good with names, and they’re the first pets I’ve named after vidya.